Starbucks for Life is Back! [Super Secret Ways] to Play for Free & Win

It is that time of year again, the Peppermint Mocha is here, Christmas blend is brewing and the holiday music is cranking in the stores. Starbucks recently announced they are bringing back their Starbucks for Life Game throughout the holiday season. If you haven’t played Starbucks for Life it is a fun little game where you can earn anything from bonus stars to holiday drinks, to FREE STARBUCKS FOR LIFE. Now, if you are like me and only have Starbucks once or twice a week, winning at this game might seem impossible. Here, I will give you the overview on how to play and tips on how to play for free and increase your chances of winning by 500%….It’s Easy & FREE!

Starbucks for Life is Back for 2018! Super Secret Ways to Win!

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1) How to Play

The game is pretty simple and fun.

  • You have to be a Starbucks rewards member
  • Sign up by going to or via the Starbucks App
  • You earn a game play every time you make a qualifying purchase with the card that is registered to your starbucks rewards. (It’s easiest if you use the app)
  • You can earn up to two game plays a day (basically by drinking Starbucks twice a day) plus you can also earn game plays by completing challenges.
  • Collect all three pieces in a row and you can win the collect and win prizes, there are also instant win prizes of bonus stars and free holiday drinks

Starbucks for Life 2018

2) Earn Extra gameplays with the Starbucks for Life Challenges

So, you can also get some extra gameplays by doing some challenges….some of them are FREE….. this is not the super secret trick, I will get to that soon

Here are some of the challenges – This year is a different than the past years as each week Starbucks has new challenges to do each week while in previous years you had the whole holiday season to accomplish all the tasks.

Starbucks for Life Challenges – Week 1


Tier 1 – Make a purchase by ordering ahead – Earn One Play 

Tier 2 – Make three separate purchases by ordering ahead – Earn Three Plays

Starbucks for Life Challenges – Week 2

12/03 -12/09

On a Roll: Tier 1: Purchase any transaction at a participating Starbucks® store two (2) days in a row (excluding alcoholic beverages, Starbucks Card and Starbucks Card reloads) to receive one (1) bonus play.

On a Roll Tier 2: Make a purchase  at a participating Starbucks® store five (5) days in a row (excluding alcoholic beverages, Starbucks Card and Starbucks Card reloads) – Earn 3 Bonus Plays

Starbucks for Life Challenges – Week 3

12/10 -12/16

Mid-Weekender: Tier 1: Make one purchase transaction at a participating Starbucks® store during a weekday (Monday through Friday) on or after 2:00 p.m. (local time) using your registered Starbucks Card or using the Starbucks Card registered on your App. Earn 1 bonus play.

Mid-Weekender: Tier 2: Make one  purchase at a participating Starbucks® store  during the weekend (Saturday or Sunday) using your registered Starbucks Card – Earn  3 bonus plays

Starbucks for Life Challenges – Week 4

12/17 -12/23

Plenty of Cheer Tier 1: make a purchase transaction of $10 or more in a single transaction at a participating Starbucks® store – Earn 1 Bonus Play

Plenty of Cheer Tier 2: make a purchase transaction of $20 or more in a single transaction at a participating Starbucks® store – Earn 3 Bonus Plays

Starbucks for Life Challenges – Final Week

12/24 -12/31

Final Dash: Tier 1: Make a purchase transaction at a participating Starbucks® store – Earn 1 Bonus Play

FInal Dash Tier 2: Make a purchase 4 times during the week – Earn 3 Bonus Plays
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Last Year There were also random bonus challenges that  pop up that will appear like Hot Cocoa Day, if we see these appear we will update this article right away.



3) Super Secret Way to Increase your Chances by at least 500%

Look, I love my Starbucks and would love winning Starbucks for Life, but I don’t go enough to win barely anything. And I have five kids so you won’t see me heading to Starbucks before 7 am to get the “Early Riser” game play when I got 5 kids to get ready for school. However, there is a SUPER SECRET way I can still earn entries from all the challenges and daily entries for FREE. There is no need to break from your normal your normal routine to get gameplays. Here is how to do it.

  • Click on the globe at the bottom center to play and scroll to the bottom.
  • At the bottom, you will see no purchase necessary and then click here to enter.
  • Fill out your name and address
  • Choose the challenge you want to earn entries and click submit!
  • In a minute you will receive an email saying activate your entry and play
  • You can do this for every challenge
  • Plus you can do the daily entry twice a day, every day!
  • Basically, you can earn over 100 gameplays for FREE

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What are your chances to win Starbucks for Life?

There are 5 Starbucks for life rare game pieces that will be given out during the promotion. The estimated value of winning Starbucks for Life is $56,575.00

Here is a break down of all the major prizes that will be distributed not to mention the 200,000 Instant Win Prizes available

Starbucks for Life 2018

I have won hundreds of bonus stars and some free drinks this way (no free Starbucks for life #sadface)  and it literally takes just a minute or two each day, less time then a Starbucks run. Think of all the delicious Peppermint Mocha’s that you will be able to sip up this holiday season, and hopefully you will win one of the big prizes. Good Luck!

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Starbucks for Life is Back! [Super Secret Ways] to Play for Free & Win!
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  • Isabella says:

    All of the tier challenges are listed in the official rules

  • Kathy says:

    The daily entry won’t let you submit because it wants you to prove that you’re not a robot, but there is no selection to do that on the screen.

    • Jason says:

      That’s a bug that started just today if you try and do it on mobile. It worked yesterday just fine.

      To fix it just go to on a desktop, the robot thing shows up fine there.

      I assume they will fix the mobile bug soon.

    • Linda J Camp says:

      I had that happen to me I called customer service she told me to use a different browser or perhaps a laptop. I waited a little bit longer and the ability to select I am not a robot returned. It was just a glitch on tDecember 1st I believe. I thought I was the only one thank you for saying something.

  • Meaux says:

    Hi Kathy, Try again. I think that was a temporary glitch (box not showing to prove you’re not a robot) because it happened to me, too, but it worked later in the day.

  • Kathy says:

    Thanks, all!

  • TRINITY says: just tells me: “This website is best viewed in portrait mode. Please rotate your phone.”

    I am not on a phone. How can I play?

  • Heather says:

    It’s letting me do more than two entries a day with using the no purchase necessary link. Does that mean if I do win it, they’ll see that I did more than two a day? I’m surprised it isn’t stopping me. Maybe it’s letting me do as many that would have been possible if I did two plays a day since the contest started?

  • Ana says:

    This is great!! Thanks for the secret tip!! You’re awesome.

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